Babyshambles drew a large crowd at V Festival in Chelmsford today (August 18), despite heavy rain throughout their set.
At their allotted start time of 6.00pm, the band bounded onstage and launched into new single “The Delivery”, the first of a handful of tracks from their second album, “Shotter’s Nation”, that they previewed.
Pete Doherty was on particularly lively form, regularly speaking to the crowd, throwing out flowers and even his broken guitar into the throng.
The crowd remained in high spirits throughout, with the biggest cheers reserved for Libertines’ track “What Katie Did”, “Pipedown” and closer “Fuck Forever”.
Earlier in the day, Foo Fighters turned in a special secret acoustic set on the Channel 4 Stage.
The set, billed under the name 606, included renditions of the Nirvana b-side “Marigold”, as well as “Cold In Day In The Sun” and new track “But Honestly”.
The band were also joined by ex-Germs and ex-Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear and violinist Jesse Green.
Uncut will be blogging from V Festival all weekend bringing you updates from the action, so take a look at Uncut’s festival blog.